They wanna know how it feels, locked on penitentiary tiers
Shit, I was locked down on Priority for eight years

from Ras Kass – Behind the Musick Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Longer than that! Ras compares his time with Priority/Capitol Records to a jail sentence, and this one lasted even longer than he admits. Ras released his debut album with Priority in 1996 and was finally released from his contract officially only in October 2007

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